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Mary Alice Monroe is known for her intimate portrayals of women's lives and keen eye to setting. Monroe brings to life the many colorful people and the compelling story layers of her home--Charleston and the the beaches of the lowcountry.


Mary Alice Monroe's books have achieved several best seller lists including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer's conferences and retreats and is a frequent speaker. She serves on the board of the South Carolina Aquarium, the Leatherback Trust, and the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy. Her first children's book received several awards, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh award. In 2008 Monroe was awarded the prestigious SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction.

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The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer Book 1)
by Mary Alice Monroe
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, the heartwarming first installment in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, a poignant series following three half-sisters and their grandmother.Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer Book 2)
by Mary Alice Monroe
The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds.It’s midsummer and Eudora...
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Second Star to the Right
by Mary Alice Monroe
"The magic of innocence and the romance of hope will charm the reader." Nora Roberts"I laughed, I cried and I felt like a kid again, experiencing the magic of an unforgettable love story. Mary Alice Monroe has won a fan for life with this spectacular book." New York Times bestselling author Teresa MedeirosSometimes fairy tales do come...
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Time Is a River
by Mary Alice Monroe
With a strong, warm voice that brings the South to life, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured stories that intimately portray the complex and emotional relationships we share with families, friends, and the natural world. "Every book that Mary Alice Monroe has written has felt like a homecoming to...
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The Butterfly's Daughter
by Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, once again touches hearts with her lyrical, poignant, and moving novel The Butterfly’s Daughter!Every year, the monarch butterflies—las mariposas—fly more than two thousand miles on fragile wings to return to their winter home in Mexico. Now Luz...
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Beach House Memories (The Beach House Book 2)
by Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, returns to her beloved South with Beach House Memories, the sequel to The Beach House!Autumn brings haunting beauty to the sun-soaked dunes on Isle of Palms, where Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage. As the seasons...
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Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter
by Mary Alice Monroe
This heart-warming journal shares the joys of a mother and daughter’s special bond and their summer together as Turtle Team volunteers. Photographs blend with art and prose to bring to life this loving story of their time together protecting endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Join mother and daughter as they patrol the beaches...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction
The Summer's End (Lowcountry Summer Book 3)
by Mary Alice Monroe
In the powerful third installment in her Lowcountry Summer series, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to the sultry beauty of the Carolina coast and the Muir sisters—an unforgettable tale of family bonds as strong and steady as the tides. It is the last summer that Marietta “Mamaw” Muir and her three...
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Last Light over Carolina
by Mary Alice Monroe
Last Light Over Carolina Every woman in the sultry South Carolina low country knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fishing...
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Sweetgrass
by Mary Alice Monroe
Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one...
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The Four Seasons
by Mary Alice Monroe
As girls they had rejoiced in a world where dreams are born. Until the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Now grown women, the Season sisters—Jillian, Beatrice and Rose-have lost the ability to believe in life and in themselves. As they gather for the funeral of their youngest sister, Merry, they are reminded of a painful...
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Skyward
by Mary Alice Monroe
E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl's illness...
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A Lowcountry Wedding (Lowcountry Summer Book 4)
by Mary Alice Monroe
Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s fourth novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” ( Charleston Magazine ) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Carolina lowcountry. Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in storied...
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The Beach House
by Mary Alice Monroe
Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters   Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother—coming just...
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Girl in the Mirror
by Mary Alice Monroe
Discover this emotional and captivating tale from Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House.Charlotte Godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers. She’d learned to accept her facial deformity, until one cruel incident compelled her to have the surgery that changed her life...
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A Butterfly Called Hope
by Mary Alice Monroe
The colorful flowers in Mama’s garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
A Lowcountry Christmas (Lowcountry Summer Book 5)
by Mary Alice Monroe
The “lovely and memorable tale” (Luis Carlos Montalván, New York Times bestselling author) of a wounded warrior and his younger brother who discover the true meaning of the Christmas holiday in this timeless story of family bonds.As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s...
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Swimming Lessons (The Beach House)
by Mary Alice Monroe
Rediscover this uplifting tale of the healing power of nature and the strength of friendship by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. It’s been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young...
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Beach House for Rent (The Beach House Book 4)
by Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times Bestseller! Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house. When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it’s a win-win by any...
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The Long Road Home
by Mary Alice Monroe
Discover this moving tale of second chances and self-reinvention by Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House . Her husband’s suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone, and his shady Wall Street dealings left the Manhattan socialite penniless. By a miracle she’s held on to their mountainside...
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The Book Club: A Women's Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship
by Mary Alice Monroe
Discover this moving story of five remarkable friends as Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House explores the power of friendship with tenderness and honesty.On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband’s sudden death cheats her of...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Romance; All Women's Fiction
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